September 24, 2019

Security in the Age of Cyber … and … Great Power Competition

John Chris Inglis, Former Deputy Director, National Security Agency

Cyberspace—the intersection between people, technology, and the procedures which bind the two—is an ever changing arena that requires whole-of-society cooperation to function securely. Technological “sins and sinners,” can take aim at cyberspace to steal information, disrupt systems, destroy storage, and subvert opponents through psychological warfare. The hacking of the Democratic National Convention in 2016 showed that often the weak link in the chain of protection is the users themselves and a lack of preparation against hackers. To head off such abuse, the country needs a greater partnership between public agencies, private firms, and individual users of the internet.

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